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Meet Some of Our Current Students
Meet a cross-section of our current class: a venture philanthropist who helped a pig farmer in Japan launch a nationwide farmers network; a music school graduate, who became an accountant and aspires to do nonprofit work; the founder of the first information shredding business in Venezuela; a professional soccer player in Turkish and Turkmen soccer leagues; an avid reader of cheesy novels, in addition to nonfiction; a fan of flying, who used to take a helicopter to work each day to an offshore drilling rig in the Persian Gulf; a former journalist; a triathlon coach; a platoon commander.
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Designing and building software solutions at Oracle America working on the Supply Chain Management suite of products with a focus on the Retail and Telecommunications offerings.
Technology Entrepreneurship and VC firms in the mobile, web, IT space.
Tennis, soccer, golf, cricket, and organizing trips and alumni events.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Bhargav_Addala.png
I started my career in the public sector and was rotated across vastly different jobs as part of the leadership development program in the public sector. I formulated tax incentives to turn Singapore into a global talent magnet; rehabilitated prisoners and drug addicts to give them a second chance in life; created programs to groom promising individuals into leaders; and finally went green and safeguarded our environmental resources. I eventually found my calling in leadership development and delved into it on a global scale in a hospitality and real estate company. I also volunteer as a pro bono consultant in the nonprofit sector, providing leadership development programs to CEOs of nonprofit organizations.
My immediate plans after business school are to gain further experience in a global consultancy firm. Eventually, I plan to set up my own talent management consulting firm that puts science into the art of talent management by developing a technological platform that is integrated with talent management strategies.
I love travelling and learning about different cultures. I have been to over 30 countries and looking forward to more. I also enjoy Chinese calligraphy, Pilates, running, reading, volunteering, going for nature treks (my most memorable experience was scaling the terminal face of a glacier in New Zealand), exploring steakhouses all over the world, and playing drums and guitar.
I’ve spent the last five and half years working in sales and marketing positions in the tech industry, working for large companies such as Microsoft, Nokia and Facebook.
I am interested in entrepreneurship, either in the investment side (e.g. VCs or Angels) or in the startup side. I am very happy to be at MIT Sloan not only because of its vast entrepreneurial resources, but also because of the MIT Community at large. This is a very inspiring place for entrepreneurs and ideas.
Kitesurfing, traveling, reading, swimming and cooking.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Nicola_Azevedo.png
I spent four years as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal platoon commander, leading squads of highly trained bomb technicians in special operations overseas. My platoons did two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and Navy SEAL Team 5, completing more than 360 combat missions, including more than 130 high-risk counter-terrorist operations.
A career within a leading global management consulting firm.
Gourmet cooking, functional fitness, and contemporary film noir.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Sean-Bonawitz.jpg
For the last 4 years I worked in Kantor Management Consultants, a management consulting firm that has strategic alliance with Booz & Company.
Management consulting is an interesting field, but I am also eager to find out new opportunities at MIT Sloan.
Sports and more specifically soccer playing, community involvement, traveling, and checking out new restaurants.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Dimitris_Damaskos.png
Cancer Research, Consultant, Volunteer at an NGO that fights against child trafficking.
Entrepreneurship, specifically in Education or Consumer products/services.
Running, golf, volunteering, cooking, and card games.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Claudia_Day.png
I was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group (Alternative Energy Investing) before joining the Clinton Climate Initiative as a Senior Associate in Clean Energy (Solar Program).
I am interested in cleantech, sustainability, real estate, VC/PE investing, and hopefully (eventually) something entrepreneurial.
I enjoy playing hockey, golf, and tennis on a (semi) regular basis, and am also trying my hand at squash. I have finally decided to join a gym and have since realized that getting into shape is not a sprint. I love fantasy football and, believe it or not, have recently become hooked on HGTV.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/William-Deng.jpg
I was a senior research analyst at Principal for about two years, focused on international strategy and opportunities, right in the middle of the crisis. It was anything but boring! Then I was a financial researcher at Centro de Estudios Publicos.
I’m interested in technology, startups, private equity, and venture capital.
I enjoy technology, human decision-making, and the art of war applied to other fields. I'm really interested in the debate about intellectual property, and on how to make work more engaging.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Jorge-Desormeaux.jpg
Senior Consultant with boutique consulting firms – first in strategy for Fortune 500 clients and most recently human capital/change management for federal agencies.
Product Management for hi-tech companies.
Graphics design, yoga, reading, and most of all, cooking, reviewing restaurants, and eating good food.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Patricia_Dodson.png
I have spent the last five years at an oilfield services company. For more than two of those years, I worked in the field and I spent twp years managing operations in the Gulf of Mexico. For the last eight months, I have been doing sales engineering for the same company in Houston.
I'm interested in entrepreneurship and VC firms in the alternative energy industry.
I enjoy hiking, traveling, photography, learning the piano, and writing and composing music.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Hari-Dutt.jpg
I worked as a McKinsey Analyst focusing on consumer goods and retail. I am now working for a cosmetics company in new business development in Brazil.
I’m interested in entrepreneurship in technology, and will follow the E&I track.
I enjoy tennis, soccer, guitar, traveling, acting, computer programming, and building electronic devices.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Vinicius-Ferriani.jpg
I’ve worked in digital marketing at Mullen Advertising and also got my feet wet in documentary production while touring U.S. military bases for a DoD client! Prior to Mullen, I worked at a marketing automation startup (WebReply) that specialized in high-tech industries.
I’m hoping to dive further in tech! I’m still deciding between corp. or startup, but hoping to figure out at Sloan.
I love learning new languages and am currently learning Arabic. I also enjoy skiing, white-water rafting, swimming, and bad jokes.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Konstantina-Georgaki.jpg
I worked in Supply Chain Management for three years in FMCG industry at Procter & Gamble in Turkey. I also spent three years in the same function in the energy industry (particularly Oil & Gas) at Calik Enerji in Turkmenistan.
I’m interested in both consulting and sustainability.
I love being a part of any sports activity like soccer, tennis, scuba diving, skiing, andhorseback riding. I also enjoy playing saxophone, piano, and learning new languages.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Enis-Gezgin.jpg
After starting a PhD in Mechanics regarding forced vibrations of turbine blades in aero engines, I have been involved in an entrepreneurial venture in the information technology sector (Bomexer/Pillit) and I joined a cleantech startup (W4E – Wave for Energy), where I served in marketing and business development positions, with the goal of bringing to market a floating device to harvest the energy within ocean and marine waves.
Entrepreneurship and social business are short-term goals, carrying on my previous projects and exploring other fields and developing markets. Venture Capital is a long-term goal after gaining consistent hands-on experience. Finding the perfect balance in my life-career plan will be my foremost objective.
I enjoy sports (basketball, tennis, running), traveling, sailing, reading, high-tech, and being completely open to every possible new experience.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Andrea-Gulisano.jpg
Warfare Officer on ships stationed in Japan and Virginia, responsible for the Aegis weapons system on last guided missile cruiser. After that, I volunteer taught former street children in New Delhi for three months.
A member of the Finance Track working toward a career in investment banking.
Golf, tennis, racquetball, traveling, reading, and a huge fan of all sports.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Nick_Hamm.png
Submarine officer, and since two years ago, Project Manager for a manufacturer of valves for nuclear power plant (new construction and upgrades).
Sailing, Alpine skiing, skydiving, and cooking.
I worked for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a software engineer for seven years before coming to MIT Sloan.
After working for a large company, I'd love to be involved with a start-up to broaden my business experience. I'll likely look for opportunities in the tech and software sector.
I enjoy playing all types of sports, especially soccer, and can't wait to get involved in the many activities around MIT. Additionally, I used to teach outdoor living skills in Maine for several years and love to go hiking and camping.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Gregg_Herlacher.png
Consulting of healthcare management; start up biotech; development of new forms of a more sustainable healthcare in developing countries.
Food/wine, movies, traveling, soccer, sailing, and photography.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Harison_C_Hong_.png
I worked in the NYC Mayor's Office of Operations as an internal consultant and project manager, specializing in customer service/experience, social media, and improving operational efficiency.
I’m interested in tech, entrepreneurship, and anything challenging that is off the beaten path.
I enjoy cooking, dancing, photography, the outdoors (hard to come by in NYC), playing music, and traveling.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Craig-Hosang.jpg
I worked as a strategy implementation consultant for BTS USA, NYC; a real estate agent for Prudential Sussex Realty, Vancouver; and head of Business Development at GreenBlue, Toronto. GreenBlue is a green technology company that I helped to found. It is in business to develop and commercialize the 35-year-old discovery that hydrogen has a catalytic effect on engine combustion, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. I wrote the company's business plan and have been creating funding partnerships with governments and research partnerships with public universities. Our company also acquired an 86,000 square foot auto parts manufacturing plant in 2009, enabling us to manufacture our products in-house. We acquired the plant for one dollar, a sign of the times when we bought it (and a pretty cool story too, hopefully, with a good ending). We've been rebuilding the manufacturing side of the business and expect to do $40MM in sales this year.
I’m interested in entrepreneurship in green technology or green real estate development.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Christopher-Howard.jpg
Director of Communications for the Asian Women's Leadership University Project, which is a non-profit startup to establish a liberal arts college for women in Asia. I also previously designed social action campaigns for films and TV shows that leveraged cross-sector partnerships to further social causes.
I’d like to shift back to my interests in entertainment, media, and technology. I'm interested in being part of shaping the future ecosystem for consumers, businesses, and the creative communities. However, I’m also coming to MIT Sloan excited to fully explore my options in this diverse, collaborative environment. Given my background, I’m coming into school with an eye on opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation, and social impact.
It’s no surprise that I love film, TV, music, and books. Thankfully, my passion for trying new restaurants is offset by one for running and hiking. I also enjoy writing, photography, and travel.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Annie_Hung.png
I worked as a Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements Field Engineer in Doha, Qatar, from 2008 to 2010. Since 2010, I’ve been a Building Automation Division Manager at Proyectos Ambientales L.V.CH. in Caracas, Venezuela.
I’m interested in strategy consulting and tech startups. My ultimate goal is to partner with you to promote sustainability awareness in an emerging nation!
I enjoy flying — nothing like the sound of propellers spinning! I used to take a helicopter ride to work when I worked on offshore drilling rigs in the Persian Gulf! Also, I enjoy the electric guitar and am a huge fan of Hendrix/Mayer and the legendary strat single coil tone. I like motocross and became a wine enthusiast a few years ago after tasting a superb 1999 Tignanello.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Lisandro-Lopez.jpg
I worked for two small tech startups during college in Mexico. After graduation, I joined a tech consulting firm in the DC area (two years as a software engineer, one as a consultant) and then moved to Washington State to work for Microsoft as an IT Manager in the global ecommerce business for over four years.
I’m interested in nonprofit and sustainability. Indeed – I want to save the world.
I do a lot of volunteering for LGBTQ organizations. I also enjoy outdoor running, figure drawing, oil painting, graphic design, and branding. Oh, and I love reading fiction.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Ruben-Lozano-Aguilera.jpg
Financial Consulting, splitting my time between the Financial Litigation Group and the Securities Group. I helped unravel Ponzi schemes, bankruptcies, and collapsed hedge funds.
Private Equity or Investment Management.
Running, skiing, movies, restaurants, going to sporting events.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Kristen_Mackie.png
This past summer, I stepped in as Acting Director of the Open Government Partnership, a new multilateral initiative working with 57 countries to reimagine a new 21st century citizen-government relationship. Prior to that, I had the honor of serving under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a Speechwriter and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Maria Otero; Previously, I worked in microfinance at ACCION International.
I want to help realize the potential of government and business as forces for the global good. Current models are not yet doing the trick — we need to be inventive and imaginative, so that no person’s needs go unmet.
Yoga, hiking Colorado, fishing South Carolina, and singing the blues.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Caroline_Mauldin.png
Innovation Business Development Manager at Ericsson.
Energy efficiency and sustainability.
Sports, yoga, music, and public speaking.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Francisca_Merchan2_thumb.png
Three years Flight Efficiencies/Aircraft Performance at easyJet airline, two years Flight Operations Engineering at Cyprus Airways, one and a half years Propulsion Design Engineering at Boeing.
Consulting, Technology, and Energy.
Soccer, tennis, skiing, travelling, cinema, and music.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Panayiotis_Nicolaou_.png
I was an Associate for a global investment firm, where I worked on investments in publicly-traded emerging market natural resource companies. Afterwards, I joined the International Finance Corporation as an Investment Analyst in the Global Infrastructure & Natural Resources Group, where I worked on investments in Oil & Gas companies in Africa.
I am interested in VC/PE investing & entrepreneurship in Africa. I want to explore opportunities through which I can develop the tools necessary to do business and positively allocate capital in Africa to drive economic development.
I enjoy running, playing basketball, traveling and trying new restaurants.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Daniel_Obaseki.png
I studied jazz guitar and music business management at Berklee College of Music, and as is the case with most music school grads, I became an accountant. I worked for a large CT-based food and wine retailer for a couple of years, and I currently work at a large wine and spirits distributor based in NYC as a strategic projects analyst.
I intend to return to the wine and spirits business, and I’d also like to get involved in some kind of nonprofit work. I'm hoping to join Net Impact at MIT Sloan and become a Nonprofit Board Fellow to dip my toes into the nonprofit waters.
I enjoy playing jazz guitar, reading, and running.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Jacob-Onufrychuck.jpg
I have a six years experience in Telecommunications Industry and worked for both Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson at different positions such as services, sales and operations. Just before coming to MIT Sloan, in Ericsson, I had a team of fifteen people responsible for design and implementation of mobile internet services for operators in Turkey, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Georgia and part of Middle East.
Consulting and Tech.
I am very much into extreme sports such as caving and indoor climbing. I also love jogging and swimming.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Melek_Pelen.png
Apache Helicopter Pilot, but most recently worked with Grameen Bank in Guatemala and the US.
Consulting, tech, entrepreneurship.
Boston sports teams, surfing, food, and music.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Socrates_Rosenfeld.png
Sales and product development with a Chilean Multinational Forestry Company. In charge of the USA, Canada and Oceania markets. Before that, I worked as a trader in bank selling currency and derivatives as well as building up more complex structural options for specific customers.
Entrepreneurship, Energy, and Consulting.
Travel, cooking, photography, running, hunting, squash, soccer, and scuba diving.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Augusto_Ruiz-Tagle1.png
I was an initial team member of a biotech venture-backed startup in Los Angeles where I lad the development of many software projects. Currently, I work at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute where I lead software projects and write software solutions for biofuels and DNA sequencing related research projects.
I would like to consult in the biotech world for a number of years, learn the ins-and-outs of many industries/cultures, and later start biotech ventures in South America.
I love to play soccer, go cycling, and create technology.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Omid-Sadeghpour.jpg
I founded the first information-shredding business in Venezuela. I'm also involved in other startups across different sectors.
I’m interested in entrepreneurship, both tech and other sectors.
I enjoy sports such as golf, soccer, skiing, running, and tennis. I also like to travel and read.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Dario-SalasMachado.jpg
Before MIT Sloan I spent seven years at Summer Search Boston, a non-profit that helps low-income students get to and through college. I began in direct service, moved into program management, and eventually led the business-side of the organization as Development Director. I loved seeing students reach the milestone of college graduation.
I came to MIT Sloan to build a broader skillset for helping organizations, whether non-profit or for-profit – tackle complex social problems.
I spend most of my time cooking, walking unlikely distances, and playing electric guitar in a local rock band.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Rachel_Scott.png
Founder & CEO of LTG, a technology startup company developing a standardized test preparation platform for mobile devices (mainly iPhone). Team Leader & Software Engineer at GE Healthcare developing Medical Devices & Technology. Professional basketball player in Israel.
Entrepreneurship (startups) / VC & PE.
Basketball, puddle boarding, snowboarding, traveling, and reading.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Elad_Shoushan.png
I am the Communications Manager at the Clinton Global Initiative and was formerly a journalist for seven years.
I’m interested in VC, entrepreneurship, and consulting.
I enjoy running, yoga, reading (primarily nonfiction and cheesy novels), and cooking.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Hannah-Steiman.jpg
I worked as a project manager and lead software developer in Bloomberg LP’s Portfolio Analytics and Risk department. I was responsible for developing fixed-income scenario analysis applications for the Bloomberg Terminal.
I plan to start a software company, so I’m really excited about the E&I track!
I enjoy golf, tennis, poker, and web development. I’m currently working on a Twitter newspaper: http://www.koowala.com.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Nathaniel-Stewart.jpg
In my exchange year in Sweden, I worked as a research engineer in an early-stage biotech start-up. After returning to Venezuela, I joined Procter&Gamble and held financial analysis and forecasting roles. For the past two years, I moved to Chile and worked as a consultant in Matrix Consulting (a Chilean strategy consulting firm co-founded by an MIT Sloan alum).
Strategy consulting/ Technology & Entrepreneurship.
Traveling, languages, tennis, music, and snowboarding.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Eduardo_Tobias1.png
I worked for almost five years in Labor/Employee Relations (in unionized and non-unionized manufacturing plants) at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Kraft Foods.
I’m interested in change management consulting and industrial/organizational psychology. I would like to lead organizations through turnarounds, M&As, etc. My long-term plans are to start a boutique consulting firm that focuses on breaking down barriers to change/transformation in communities and organizations, and building leadership capacity within nonprofit organizations.
I enjoy hanging with friends. I love, love hanging out in bookstores and coffee shops, youth mentoring, photography (though nothing serious), and scrapbooking.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Phela-Townsend.jpg
Before coming to MIT Sloan, I worked for Ascend Learning, a charter school management organization. My work was primarily focused on new school startup and day-to-day school operations. I was the first full-time hire of the organization, and was instrumental in the opening of three schools in Brooklyn, NY. The schools now enroll over 1,000 students, with more than 100 staff members, across four buildings. Prior to that, I worked in two other social-sector startups, with a particular interest in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
I am looking to expand the scope of my work experience, and transition to a new industry. Right now, I am considering working in technology or operations, but I am very excited to explore all of my options. One thing I love about the MIT Sloan community is the openness to all different career paths — I feel like I will be fully supported in whatever career I choose.
I love to travel (like everyone else at MIT Sloan!). I also love to read. And, maybe most importantly, I love cooking, dinner parties, and trying new restaurants.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Jocelyn-Trigg.jpg
Policy Advisor & Investment Manager in the Treasury Department (Ministry of Finance), but started my own innovation company in the summer of 2011.
Innovation in the field of consumer products and (media entertainment) technology, at a startup, VC firm or a larger media (tech) company.
Film & animation, design, tennis, and fitness.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Patrick_van_Hoof.png
Launching businesses in the tech space (interested in both broad and niche verticals); accelerators, incubators, all kinds of creative Think Tanks.
Yoga, pool (billiards), studying languages.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Amanda_von_Goetz.png
I worked at McKinsey & Company.
I want to explore different opportunities in high tech. I’m interested in product management.
I enjoy Spanish, the gym, yoga, and nutrition.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Veronika_Vyushina.jpg
I spent five years in strategy consulting with the Monitor Group. My time was spread across Boston, Mexico City, San Francisco, Mumbai, London, and Riyadh. I went for breadth versus depth in terms of industry and geography, but my heart was always in our social impact work. One of my favorite projects was during my time in India when I helped develop a cross-sector plan for increasing access to savings accounts for the population of Indians who live on less than $2 a day.
I’m interested in international development driven by private-sector growth, and hope to explore opportunities working with a social enterprise in an emerging market or with a foundation or NGO that invests in such efforts.
I enjoy running and yoga, street festivals, good food, and travel!http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Wang–Xi.jpg
I’ve spent almost four years as a client-facing advisor for a private wealth management firm, Convergent Wealth Advisors in DC and LA.
I’m interested in management consulting.
I enjoy recreational soccer, softball, and bowling. I’m also a spectator and online forum contributor to anything pertaining to NCAA Division 3 New England region basketball.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Whol–Mike.jpg
I worked as a sales and marketing representative of agrochemicals for more than four years at Sumitomo Chemical in Japan. Besides my full-time work, I have provided social entrepreneurs with funding and capacity building support at Social Venture Partners Tokyo for more than six years. I also worked as a Marketing Research Associate for one year at Sumitomo Chemical America and conducted research for an anti-malaria mosquito net business.
I’m interested in strategy management consulting for mission-driven organizations.
I enjoy playing basketball, Kimono and dress design and sewing, community-supported agriculture, and Chinese pop songs.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Yamamoto_Mid.jpg
I’ve worked in economic consulting in Boston for more than two years and in investments for one year.
I’m interested in specializing in energy, ideally through VC or through another specialty.
I enjoy skiing, poker, photography, and playing the violin. I also speak four languages — English, French, Russian, and Armenian.http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/images/uploads/Zakaryan–Gor.jpg